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  • Ebert and Siskel: Partners shared unique relationship

    This is a feature story from 1999. At the time, Sid Smith was a Tribune Arts Critic.   On the day of Gene Siskel's funeral, Time magazine film critic Richard Schickel suggested that the on-air chemistry between Siskel and Roger Ebert defied analysis....
  • Still keeping time at 100

    Still keeping time at 100
    Viola Smith pulled up to her 100th birthday party in a pedi-cab and entered, appropriately, to a drumroll. As one of the first mainstream female drummers, Smith was a pioneer for women in music who earned her fame during World War II, a breakthrough...
  • Newton: Deputy Mayor Guillermo Cespedes, L.A.'s go-to guy on gangs

    Newton: Deputy Mayor Guillermo Cespedes, L.A.'s go-to guy on gangs
    There were 11 gang shootings in Los Angeles over this year's Father's Day weekend, a holiday that can be bittersweet for young men alienated from their fathers. Deputy Mayor Guillermo Cespedes, who heads Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's anti-gang efforts, was...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Nov. 14, 1941

     
    Nov. 14, 1941: One unpublicized reason for Lou Costello's New York jaunt is a conference with his pal, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, anent screening of His Honor's life story -- with Costello in the title role, Jimmie Fidler says....
  • Liberty ship sets sail for the 1940s

    Liberty ship sets sail for the 1940s
    The last time Donald Halverson was on a Liberty ship, he was heading across the Atlantic Ocean, a fresh-faced draftee who would spend the next 21/2 years fighting his way across Germany, France, Italy and North Africa during World War II. A more recent...
  • 'The Abbott and Costello Show: Hit the Road'

    'The Abbott and Costello Show: Hit the Road'
    After they'd pretty much had their heyday in movies, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello took their comedy act to television in a syndicated series that cast them as actors always looking for their next gig. Several episodes are compiled in this release, which...
  • Harvey Korman, 81; versatile Emmy-winning comedian

    Harvey Korman, 81; versatile Emmy-winning comedian
    Harvey Korman, an Emmy-winning comedic actor best known for playing the self-described "luminous second banana" for a decade on television's "The Carol Burnett Show" and for starring in such Mel Brooks films as "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 81....
  • Dorothy Provine dies at 75; actress in 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World' and 'The Roaring Twenties'TV series

    Dorothy Provine dies at 75; actress in 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World' and 'The Roaring Twenties'TV series
    Dorothy Provine, who played the singing, high-kicking flapper in the early-1960s TV series "The Roaring Twenties" and appeared in the all-star movie comedy "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," has died. She was 75. Provine, a longtime resident of...
  • Takes One to Know One

    Comedian David Steinberg continues in his role as “ear”—that is, a sounding board—to some of the funniest people working today. David Steinberg: Thank you for doing this. Jerry Seinfeld: This is one of my favorite things. The greatest thing about being a...
  • 'Carol Burnett Show's' Harvey Korman Dies

    Harvey Korman, an Emmy-winning comedic actor best known for playing the self-described "luminous second banana" for a decade on "The Carol Burnett Show" and for starring in such Mel Brooks films as "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 81. Korman, who...
  • Anthony Hopkins on the secret of his spooky success: 'I like to act like a submarine'

     
    Anthony Hopkins is back in scary-movie mode with "The Wolfman" and the actor who was once voted the best villain in film history says he's not really sure why he has become an icon in shadowy genres of cinema. "I......